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Deal announcement: HOLLY FARB AND THE PRINCESS OF THE GALAXY, by Gareth Wronski

Exciting announcement! North American rights to Gareth Wronski’s brilliant middle-grade science fiction novel, HOLLY FARB AND THE PRINCESS OF THE GALAXY, have been sold to Amy Cloud of Aladdin (Simon & Schuster). Publication is scheduled for Summer 2017. HOLLY FARB … Continue reading

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Notes from Bologna

The dust has settled, the manuscripts have been sent out, and I finally have a bit of time to sit back and take stock of this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair. I hadn’t been to Bologna since 2012, and oh … Continue reading

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OUP ‘bans’ pigs in books. Except not for the reasons you think.

Before I start this little rant, I need to make sure everybody knows a few things about how children’s publishing works. Here we go: Illustrated publishing (including children’s publishing) runs on co-editions. A co-edition is where two or more editions … Continue reading

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New job!

I have a new job! I’m going to be Foreign Rights Associate for excellent Toronto-based literary agency The Rights Factory, who handle rights for a whole heap of great people, including one of my favourite Canadian authors, Andrew Kaufman (if … Continue reading

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Staff Picks, Part III

Here’s the rest of the bay! Retribution Falls – Chris Wooding Plots and Intrigue. Incompetent sky pirates. Dark magic. Airships everywhere. This first book in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series is a thoroughly enjoyable, thoroughly swashbuckling read. If … Continue reading

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Staff Picks, Part II

Today I’m writing about some of the books I picked for my very own bay of staff picks, back in October. I’m starting with the one that sold the most copies, but apart from that they’re not in any particular … Continue reading

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Book review: The Letter for the King

I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting to love this book as much as I did. I mean, I was expecting to like it – it seemed like a good story, I’m always glad to see more children’s literature in … Continue reading

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